Saturday 1 August 2009

Stour Aqueduct - Stourton Junction

Stour Aqueduct - Stourton Junction
Staffs and Worcester Canal

Its confusing to have two aqueducts called the same thing, but its a fact that the Staffs and Worcester Canal passes over the River Stour twice. Firstly just north of Stourton on the confluence of the diminutive River Stour and Smestow Brook.

Photos from the Captain's own collection

The single arch span is typical of Brindleys "lowslung and chunky" design. Getting a good perspective on it is very difficult for the western perspective in the summer due to the vegitation, and the eastern side looked like an impossibility.

The second Stour Aqueduct is about eight miles downstream in Kidderminster, where a much more substantial Stour crosses back to the eastern side of the canal.


  1. wow what an amazing picture !!
    fished here its brill !!
    love it !!